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National Nutrition Month® – Week 2

It’s week two of #NationalNutritionMonth and we are here to help you #eatright. This week we’re going to talk about planning. Whether it’s a grocery list, a healthy snack for work or school, or what your takeout order looks like; planning helps. It will save money, reduce food waste, and keep us healthy. Read on to find out more.

What about that grocery list? Make sure to check your pantry and refrigerator first. You might already have what you need! Have you looked at the weekly flyer from your local grocery? They often have coupons and sales that can help save money. Before you make your grocery list it’s a great idea to make a menu for the upcoming week. Stumped about what to make? Start by taking a look at our recipe page first.

Leftovers are the new *ingredients*. Think that carrot is too limp? When you add it to your stir-fry no one will be the wiser. The wilted greens would be great with some scrambled eggs! How about making some chicken soup with the rotisserie chicken you purchased a few days ago?

Do you need to pack a snack for work or school? Making snacks in advance makes it easier to make healthy choices. What about sliced apples and peanut or seed butter? For more ideas to keep your snacks healthy clicking here.

It’s game night and you’re ordering takeout. Sounds like fun! Making simple swaps when ordering can go a long way to eating healthier. Put leftovers in a container as soon as the food is delivered. Instant lunch for tomorrow! Avoid menu options with choices like ‘crispy’ and, instead choose ‘broiled’. Choose water or low-fat milk or milk substitutes instead of soda or iced tea. Find out more tips for navigating menu choices by clicking here.

Mother pushing her son on the floor in a bin.
Mother pushing her son on the floor in a bin

For more tips on how to shop on a budget click here.

We’re enjoying #NatonalNutritionMonth and hope you are too!

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